A bill to redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia and revise its boundary, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act

This bill redesignates the Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia as the Ocmulgee
Mounds National Historical Park.  The boundary of the park is adjusted to
include approximately 2,100 acres.

The Department of the Interior may acquire lands within park boundaries by
donation or exchange only. No private property or non-federal public property
shall be included within those boundaries without the owner's written consent.

 Interior shall conduct a special resource study of the Ocmulgee River corridor
between the cities of Macon, Georgia, and Hawkinsville, Georgia, to determine:

 * the national significance of the study area;
 * the suitability and feasibility of adding lands in the study area to the
   National Park System; and
 * the methods and means for the protection and interpretation of the study area
   by the National Park Service, other federal, state, local government
   entities, affiliated federally recognized Indian tribes, or private or
   nonprofit organizations.



  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

    Jan 12th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Jan 12th, 2017